Skip to comments.Return of the Independents (Sandy Bump Over)
Posted on 11/05/2012 12:13:31 PM PST by nhwingut
The days after Hurricane Sandy brought a small bump in President Obamas numbers against Governor Romney and in job approval. This was easily explained by the positive television coverage Obama received about his initial statements on relief efforts and with his flyover of New Jersey with Chris Christie.
But the underlying reason for Obamas small bounce was his movement among independents. In all of the tracking polls, Romney saw his lead with independents shrink from double digits to just about even. On Saturday, the Washington Post tracking poll showed a tie, and Rasmussen dropped to just a three-point advantage for Romney. For the most part each candidate has held their base steadily, but Romneys lead with independents had explained how he could remain tied or leading with polls showing high Democratic turnout.
Over the last few days the independents have been returning back to Romney, however, indicating that the final vote Tuesday might revert back to polling from the days just before Sandy made landfall.
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The Hurricane Sandy Dump instead ?
I knew it was just a bump, and I saw independents start to move back to Romney in the Saturday Gallup poll. (I think it was Saturday’s Gallup)